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Team: Charleston Southern Buccaneers
Conference: Big South Conference
Coach: Autry Denson
Stadium: Buccaneer Field
Notable Players: Charles James, Maurice Price, Erik Austell, Will Hunt, Darius Hammond
Charleston Southern Buccaneers Football TicketsThe Charleston Southern Buccaneers began its football program in 1989 as the new kids on the block. After two years as a Division 3 team, the team suddenly had to start playing as a Division 1 team instead. This was due to rule changes from the NCAA that stated that all athletic programs of a school had to be in the same division. This pitted the team against more established programs. The Buccaneers struggled but persevered, and it finally posted a winning season in 2004. The team reached new heights under Coach Jamey Chadwell and achieved 10 wins in one season that included a triumph over Appalachian State in 2013. The Buccaneers won national conference titles in 2015 (vacated) and 2016, beat The Citadel four times in a row and beat Coastal Carolina twice. Today, Charleston Southern has been consistently in the FCS top 25 rankings since 2013. Jamey Chadwell left in 2017, and Mark Tucker took over. After a tough two seasons, Tucker resigned in 2018. The new head coach, Autry Denson, is steering the Buccaneers for the 2019 season. Grab your Charleston Southern Buccaneers football tickets at StubHub.
Where are Charleston Southern Buccaneers football games played?The Charleston Southern Buccaneers has played at Buccaneer Field from its inauguration as a football team. Buccaneer Field is a multipurpose stadium that hosts multiple school athletic and other events. The seating capacity is 4,000, but the stadium has seen much larger crowds for popular games, such as a recent matchup with The Citadel that drew a standing-room-only crowd of 8,451 in 2015. Renovations in 2015 added a new playing surface of artificial turf, a new entryway, ticket booths, wrought-iron fencing and improved landscaping.
What conference is the Charleston Southern Buccaneers in?The Charleston Southern Buccaneers is a member of the Big South Conference. It has won three conference championships as of 2018: the 2005 Big South Conference Championship, the 2015 Big South Conference Championship and the 2016 Big South Conference Championship. Due to athlete eligibility issues that took place over a six-year period, Charleston Southern has vacated the 2015 Big South Conference Championship.
What are the Buccanneer football team's rivalries?The Buccaneer's biggest rival is The Citadel. They first met in 2002 and quickly became rivals when Chadwell became coach at Charleston Southern. The Buccaneers won four games in a row against The Citadel during that time. Previously, The Citadel led with 6–5 as of 2018, but The Citadel is now 9-2 because of three game wins for Charleston Southern against The Citadel that were vacated in 2018. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are also a big rivalry, ever since Charleston Southern beat Coastal Carolina in 2005. So far, Coastal Carolina leads the competition with an 8–6 lead as of 2018.
Who is the Head Coach for the Charleston Southern Buccaneers?The Head Coach for the Charleston Southern Buccaneers is Autry Denson. His first season coaching the Buccaneers football team is 2019, and he comes directly from serving four seasons as the running backs coach at Notre Dame. Previously, he was the running backs coach at the University of South Florida, Miami University and Bethune-Cookman University.
What is the 2019 Charleston Southern Buccaneers football schedule?The Buccaneers delight in playing formidable teams. Their 2019 schedule reflects this desire with several tough opponents. They play Furman in Greenville on Aug. 31, South Carolina in Columbia on Sept. 7, North Carolina A&T in Charleston on Sept. 14, The Citadel in Charleston on Sept. 21, Savannah State in Charleston on Oct. 5, Kennesaw State in Kennesaw on Oct. 12, North Alabama in Florence on Oct. 19, Monmouth in Charleston on Oct. 26, Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs on Nov. 2, Hampton in Charleston on Nov. 9, Presbyterian in Clinton on Nov. 16 and Campbell in Charleston on Nov. 23.
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